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Burnsville - Frank 'Buck' Peterson, 84, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, March 16, 2013 at his home. A native of Yancey County he was a son of the late Ruben and Etta Renfro Peterson. He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, 6 sisters and by his first wife, Margaret Ilene Means Peterson.
Frank was a World War II Air Force Veteran and served in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Israel. His lifelong profession was training standardbred horses.
Surviving is his wife: Eva Jo Garland-Peterson, a son: Mickey Peterson and wife Dawn of Wilkes Barre, PA, a granddaughter: Brittany and a grandson: Michael.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Tuesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Pastor Charlie Carroway and Rev. Joe Bennett will officiate. Burial will be in the Peterson-McCourry Cemetery on Pound Mill Branch. Military graverites will be conducted by Sgt. E.L. Randolph Chapter 57 DAV.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714 or to West Burnsville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 38, Burnsville, NC 28714.
To view this obituary online or send a condolence, visit www.holcombebrothers.com
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on March 18, 2013